Don’t Throw Away Your Spent Grain, Eat It! 

If you’re an avid, passionate homebrewer you’ve got your share of spent grain. Instead of throwing it out, take half a day to turn your spent grain into flour, and voilà, a whole new world just opened up utilizing your spent grain. After all, you need some food to go with all your homebrews.

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Once you’ve removed your grain from your wort, let it dry and turn it into spent grain flour.

Turn your spent grain into flour

Just because your homebrew is done with the grain, doesn’t mean there isn’t still a lot of nutritional value left. Thanks to the Spent Grain Chef, we can now bring you the steps to turning your spent grain into flour, and from there the possibilities are endless. All you need is an oven, and time. And if you’ve got time to homebrew, you’ve got time to make spent grain flour.

7 steps to homemade spent grain flour

  1. Set you oven to the lowest setting possible, about 170-200 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Take your spent grain and spread it thinly on a clean, ungreased baking sheet
  3. Place in oven and let the grains dry for approximately 7 hours
  4. After 4 hours, pull out your sheet and toss the spent grain, making sure they all dry evenly
  5. Place the barley back in the oven for another 3 hours (drying time may vary)
  6. Use a coffee or spice grinder to turn your spent grain into fine flour
  7. Store in an airtight container, until you are ready to make some treats

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The key to your homebrew success is using quality ingredients. At Castle Rock Homebrew we have the largest selection of fresh grains and hops in Colorado. We’ve even got a “Fresh Grain Bulk Discount” program, that ensures that you are brewing with the freshest grains, every time. Doesn’t you brew deserve the best? If you’re in the Denver or Colorado Springs area, stop by Castle Rock Homebrew Supply for all your homebrew supplies and ingredients.

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